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Hotel Berghof is a lovely traditional Tyrolean hotel. It's a great choice for all thanks to the facilities which include indoor squash and tennis courts and a games room with billiards and video games. There is also free use of the sauna, steam room and fitness room.
Inside, the hotel is warm and welcoming with large rooms and a mix of modern and traditional décor. The two restaurants are beautifully decorated with wood-lined walls, carvings and partitioned eating areas. The lounge is an ideal place to unwind by an open fire and enjoy the regular live music after you meal.
It's just off the high street, 100m from the ski bus stop, 400m from the centre of Mayrhofen and just a bit further to the Penkenbahn gondola which takes you right up in to the popular Penken side of the mountain with its panoramic views.
Nearest lift: 500m
Tuition meeting point: 500m
Resort centre: 400m
Bus stop: 100m
Mayrhofen has a well-deserved reputation for being a great all-rounder. The slopes are seemingly endless (over 500kms in the area) as is the nightlife, the lift system is quick, the terrain is diverse and there really is something for everyone.
The village is typically Austrian with multi-coloured buildings running along the largely car-free resort centre. You'll soon find a bar that suits your mood. The range goes from full on Jaeger-bombing to laid-back traditional oompah and everything in-between.
Don't miss a visit to the White Lounge ice bar on the Ahorn mountain. Pull up an ice seat at an ice table in the crazily lit bar, or head out to the sea of sun-loungers with your drink and work on removing your goggle tan.
The resort also plays host to some pretty big events. The Altitude Comedy Festival sees top comedy acts (John Bishop, Sean Lock, Marcus Brigstocke etc) fighting it out for laughs on and off the slopes. Snowbombing music festival is held in various venues and hotels in Mayrhofen. It can be quite full-on so we don't really recommended it for families.
Area size: 136km locally and 515km in the Zillertal Area, all covered on a standard lift pass
Linked resorts: Hintertux and Zillertal Arena
Resort altitude: 630m
Skiing altitude: 630m to 2500m (3250m on Hintertux glacier)
Number of runs: 109
Range of runs: 34% green/blue, 50% red and 16% black
Lifts: 18 drags, 17 chairs and 9 gondolas locally
Night skiing: No
Cross country trails: 20km
Snowmaking: 147 cannons
Resort bus: Yes
Your half board meals include a generous buffet breakfast and a four-course evening meal with a starter buffet, soup, choice of main and a dessert buffet. Your gala dinners are included if you stay over Christmas or New Year.
Each of the 100 rooms here are spacious and have natural wood furniture, neutral décor and a balcony. Most sleep two to three people but some can take an extra bed or sofa bed. Every room has a TV, mini-safe, hairdryer and an en-suite with bath or shower.
Official rating: ****
Bar with open fire
Free use of sauna, steam room and fitness room
Free use of indoor squash and tennis courts
Live music some nights
Departure airports: Gatwick or Manchester
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airport: Innsbruck
Flight duration: 2 hours to 2 hours 15 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 20 minutes